“. . . a chasing after the wind.”

Sam, Icebergs have always symbolized a goal, habit, or lifestyle someone wishes to have. I get a lot of “oh, I’d love to write a book!” when people find out I’m a writer. That mentality is the top of the iceberg, not even a quarter of its mass. It’s the stuff below that truly separates…

What’s It About?!

Sam, This piece of advice may need to go without being said, but I’ll talk about it anyway. It deals with that simple question in the title. To most non-writer/non-artists, asking “What’s it about?!” may seem like the natural way of expressing interest in whatever the artists is doing. This may be true in concept….

Writing for Me, Writing for You

Sam, Something has crossed my mind the more research and thought I put into what makes a good book and what makes that good book sell. This boils down to the pivotal question: should an author (new or seasoned) write the stories they want or what is popular/what readers will buy? What, in part, made…

Vagueness: The Poison Apple

Sam, Many times reading the works of writers, published or undiscovered, I come across a problem I did not realize could devastate a story, until I was told I was guilty of it in my early university years. The problem steamed from my notion that it was a good thing to present a story where…